At 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, the Newton County Sheriff’s office received a call of a body on Holly Road just east of Highway NN.

At 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, the Newton County Sheriff’s office received a call of a body on Holly Road just east of Highway NN.

The body of a W/M was located in the ditch at that location. At this time the investigation is being conducted as a homicide. A preliminary identification of the victim has been determined but not positively verified.

No information on that is being released at this time.